Archives for 2015

A look back at 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, we take a quick look back. The ten most popular cases in 2015 according to the number of visitors were: Hinterkaifeck Sodder Children Beaumont Children Jackie Johns Patty Vaughan Susanne Bombardier Brenda Lee Harvey Martinez Dottie & Bob Tidwell Teekah Lewis Fiona Burns & John Lee From the pages […]

Barbara Ann Blatnik (1971-1987)

Barbara Ann Blatnik (1971-1987) was just seventeen years old. On December 20, 1987, her nude body was found about 30 miles from her home in Garfield Heights (Ohio). She had been raped and strangled to death. I have not been able to find out whether she was manually strangled or with an object. Police originally […]

Beverly Ann Jarosz (1948-1964)

On December 28, 1964, Beverly Ann Jarosz (Oct 1, 1948 – Dec 28, 1964) was killed in her parental home in Garfield Heights, Ohio. Beverly had shopping plans that afternoon with two girlfriends, Barbara and Margie. Barbara, showed up at the Jarosz house and not getting anyone to answer the door, she left. When her […]

Case of the Month: Eric Haider

Case of the Month: Eric Haider from Bismarck, North Dakota, who went missing from his job site on May 24, 2012. Eric was only 30 years old and he left behind a huge circle of friends and a heartbroken family including a young daughter. Eric Haider worked for a company called Cofell’s Plumbing and Heating. At the […]

DCC makes the ABA Top 100 Blawgs for 2015

DCC makes the ABA Top 100 Blawgs for 2015 and this marks the 3rd year in a row that Defrosting Cold Cases is included. I cannot tell you how humbled I am. This is a wonderful surprise on the day that my blog celebrates its 6th anniversary. Editors of the ABA Journal announced on November […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers who celebrate this Holiday! Yes, it is a tad early but some people will start traveling this weekend and they may be offline next week. So I thought it was best to post this now. In the past few months, I was able to post updates and new information in […]

The 1966 cold case of Valerie Percy

The 1966 cold case of Valerie Percy: on September 18, 1966, Valerie Percy (21) was murdered in her parental home in Kenilworth, Illinois, by an unknown intruder. Her case remains cold. Valerie was the daughter of former senator Charles Percy and Jeanne Valerie Dickerson. Jeanne passed away in 1947. Percy remarried Loraine Diane Guyer in […]

More details in the Everett Delano case

UPDATE Sept. 2, 2016: more information provided by the Delano Family in italics. ___ More details in the Everett Delano case thanks to two of my blog readers and Twitter followers. One reader emailed me that she found a grave on the website “Find a Grave” with the name Everett Delano. However, since the date […]